I was watching the races at lunchtime the other day at work and jockey Pat Day was being interviewed. Now excuse my ignorance (especially as someone who works on a place that breeds racehorses!) but I had no idea who Pat Day was.
As a horse obsessed Christian, I only really started paying attention when it was mentioned that he was visiting and advocating chaplaincy work at racetracks and specifically for jockeys.
My ears pricked at the idea of another horse related job/ministry – what a great idea!
http://www.racetrackchaplaincy.org/ – US
The US based chaplaincy provides information regarding ministry planting, eager to help similar programs become established.
“RTCA views fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission as a mandate to take Christ and His love in action to every horse racetrack/training and breeding center throughout the world’s Backstretch Global Village. But we cannot do it alone. If you are interested in establishing a ministry at a horse track or training/breeding center in your area please call us at (310) 419-1640 or drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be honored to assist.”
Perhaps if your interest lies in this area of horses and ministry, it may be worth contacting them.
http://www.scorechaplaincy.org.uk/CMSPro/20/index.php – UK link.
http://arcc.wattsaname.com/index.php – Australian link.
“Feeling down? Saddle up!”